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VTA Announces Summer Cool Films Series

Victoria Theatre Association's announces the 2017 Summer Cool Films Series line-up running July 8-August 28, plus titles for Reel Late at the Vic late night movies and daytime Family Films! Passbooks for the series are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage. Call (937) 228-3630, toll free (888) 228-3630 or purchase online at

"There's no better way to spend your summer than at the historic Victoria Theatre watching classic films," says Ken Neufeld, President and CEO of Victoria Theatre Association and The Arts Center Foundation. "We'll show early classics such as WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, BRIGADOON, ROYAL WEDDING and COOL HAND LUKE as well as later classics MCCABE AND Mrs. Miller, KELLEY'S HEROES and CLUE."

"Plus, we are once again hosting the Thursday Family Films series in July with THE NEVERENDING STORY, FLIPPER, FOLLOW THAT BIRD and THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN. THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW returns as part of the Reel Late at the VIC series lineup, along with PURPLE RAIN and Led Zeppelin: THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME. We are still using 35 mm prints as much as possible, keeping the prices low and offering free popcorn and soda at most every show. Come on down and see these great films on the big screen with us this summer."


What's the best part about the 2017 Cool Films Series (besides FREE popcorn and soda)? Tickets are just $6 each ($3 for the Family Matinees) or $35 for a 10-ticket passbook- a great entertainment bargain during a year when a night at the movie theater can cost up to $20 per person! Passes can be used in any combination across all films!

Passbooks are on sale now through Ticket Center Stage. They may be purchased at the Schuster Center Box Office in downtown Dayton, by phone at (937) 228-3630 or toll free (888) 228-3630, or online at - click on Victoria Theatre Association, then Cool Films Series.

Individual tickets are available day-of-show at the Victoria Theatre Box Office, beginning one hour prior to showtime. Films are shown at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays in the air-conditioned comfort of the Victoria Theatre. Recreating the feel of the old-time movie palaces, guests may enjoy free popcorn and soda in the lobby beginning one hour prior to showtime and a classic cartoon just before the movie.

2017 Summer Cool Films Series

Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.


Starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Directed by Robert Aldrich. 1962. Not Rated.

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - July 14,15 & 16
Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Directed by Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen. 1952. Not Rated.

KELLY'S HEROES- July 21, 22 & 23

Starring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles and Carol O'Connor. Directed by Brian G. Hutton. 1970. Rated PG.

CLUE - July 28, 29 & 30

Starring Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn and Christopher Lloyd. Directed by Jonathan Lynn. 1985. Rated PG.

BRIGADOON -Aug. 4, 5 & 6

Starring Gene Kelly, Cyd Charise and Van Johnson. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. 1954.
Rated G

COOL HAND LUKE - Aug. 11, 12, & 13

Starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy and Strother Martin. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg. 1967. Rated PG.

ROYAL WEDDING - Aug. 18, 19 & 20
Starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell and Peter Lawford. Directed by Stanley Donen. 1951. Not Rated.

McCABE & Mrs. Miller - Aug. 25, 26 & 27

Starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Rene Auberjonois. Directed by Robert Altman. 1971.
Rated R.


Thursdays in July, 10 a.m.

FOLLOW THAT BIRD - July 6 at 10 a.m.
1985. Rated G.

THE NEVERENDING STORY - July 13 at 10 a.m.
1984. Rated PG.

1984. Rated G.

FLIPPER- July 27 at 10 a.m.
1963. Rated G.


Select Saturdays in July and August

PURPLE RAIN - July 8 at 10:30 p.m.
1984. Rated R.

Led Zeppelin: THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME- July 22 at 10:30 p.m.
1976. Rated PG.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW -August 26 at 10:30 p.m.
1975. Rated R.

All shows & dates subject to change.

Victoria Theatre Association is one of Dayton's premier arts organizations, presenting the Premier Health Broadway Series, the Morris Family Series, the Cool Films Series, Projects Unlimited Star Attractions, National Geographic Live Series sponsored by WinSupply and the Win Family of Companies, and Discovery Series, which features curriculum-enhanced live theatre productions for school children. In addition to the performances it presents, Victoria Theatre Association also manages the historic Victoria Theatre, the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, and the Metropolitan Arts Center, which houses The Loft Theatre. Victoria Theatre Association receives funding from a variety of diverse public, corporate, individual and private sources, including the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District and the Ohio Arts Council. The Ohio Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts helped fund this program or organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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